Giants GM Joe Schoen outlines plan to attack offseason, close ‘talent gap’ with Eagles

Schoen: Giants have a ‘talent gap’ to address in 2023; talks salary cap opportunities

The New York Giants‘ new regime developed a foundation for the future this season — and its first-year playoff run shows the team is heading in the right direction, General Manager Joe Schoen said.

But compared to fellow NFC East opponents there’s a “talent gap that we need to close,” he said.

While Schoen said the team must spend wisely, the effort to add playmakers will be underway this offseason.

“There’s a talent gap there that we need to close,” he said.

But the organization’s goal isn’t to collect talent. It’s to find the right pieces “to build a team.”

Schoen didn’t mince words regarding signal caller Daniel Jones.

“We’d like Daniel to be here. He said it yesterday, there’s a business side to it, but we feel like Daniel played well this season and did everything we asked him to do,” Schoen said. “We haven’t had those (discussions) yet but we would like to have Daniel Jones back.”

Jones appeared to be on his way out the door a year ago when the club declined his fifth year option.

Over the past five months, Jones delivered hos best season as a pro and led the team to. 9-7-1 record.

As ot stands, the Giants have $50 million in cap space on a team that currently has 40 players sogned on its roster.

The top 51 players are counted for salary cap purposes, indicating the team has plenty of room to add talent.

Both Barkley and Jones are currently among their free agents.